In thinking a lot about the upcoming release of Dorico, I do have some questions regarding the install and the uninstall process.
In some previous software I have used (music and non-music programs) the install portion of the program adds files and “other software” that is necessary for the program to operate (python launcher comes to mind, older versions of Java runtime, etc.). However, upon removing the software that uses these “other software”, the “other software” is often left behind. In other words, the uninstall doesn’t remove the entirety of what was installed. Over the years, this has left bits and pieces of “other software” on my machines of which I had no use, or no real understanding of what they really did. I remember getting very annoyed because one of these “other software” kept asking to be updated. Of which I had no idea how to update, or more importantly, how to remove.
Is Dorico going be completely independent when it installs? Or will it need to install “other software” to allow it to run? Also, if “other software” is needed, will the uninstall process of the software remove all of these different software that were added for operation?